Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sometimes It's the Little Things - a testimony of God's Provision

As a faithful Father, God is always looking at the little details in my life!

Last night, I was having my ice cream craving after all, I hadnt had any ice cream since Monday. ;)
So after the children were in bed, Nathanael and I hopped in the van to go to the store. I prayed that God would show me which store to go to. I got behind someone who was driving like they didnt know where they were going, so I prayed "Lord, please show me which store has Breyers for the lowest price, if I am to go to Giant, please have this car turn right, if I am to go to Redner's please have it go straight" So the car went straight and I went right to Redner's. There they had Breyers 2/$5 wahoo....but wait, no mint chocolate chip (my favorite). :( Well, Turkey Hill's Philadelphia Style is just as good lets see how much it costs......it also was 2/$5....Thank you Jesus. Now He know I didn't NEED the ice cream, just wanted it, but he blessed my desires anyway.

I have always told people that children dont cost as much as you think, if God provides you with a baby he also provides for the care of it. I rarely have to buy clothes for my children (and I have five). When my youngest turned 3, I gave away 9/10's of my baby stuff and clothes sized 0-2T. So when I found out I was pregnant with Nathanael, I realized I didnt have much. I knew my sister still had her crib, so I could count on that. At my shower all the big money items were purchased (as well as some of the little items, plus gift cards for what I needed). Nathanael is just starting to outgrow his 0-3 months clothes, and only has a few outfits in the 3/6 month size. My husband got a job clearing out an apartment from a fire. The stuff on the floor was in great shape, but from a couple of feet up it was really bad. He brought home bins of clothes (looks like they were in storage) and in them were baby boy clothes sized 0-2T. I wasnt even starting to be concerned about what the baby needed clothes wise and God has provided for the next two years (plus I will be saving clothes from my older boys now too for Nathanael).

God is good all the time!

2 comments:

Christina said...

I love it! I've experienced the same sort of thing, I wasn't reallly praying for some wildflower identification books, the Time table of world history book mentioned by WTM. The Lord blessed this desire and I was given 5 wildflower ID books (for my herb studies) the Timetable book. YIPEE!

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow..." right!

I love the pictures from the festival, I'm so glad you have a digital camera, now you need to put some pics of you and the baby on there!!
:-)

Jackie said...

Hmm..I wonder if God would provide some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Icecream for me in Paraguay...Ha! I think I would be driving a loooonnnggg time! :-) Great story. I always pray and ask God to show me what to buy when I'm puchasing clothes for myself...I have found great deals on great clothes this way.